Something for the weekend: The Milk Carton Kids “When You’re Gone”

Photo: David McClister

Well that’s it for another week dear reader. I started writing this post and then realised my beloved colleague Jon Aird had already started writing a piece on it. So over to you Jon…

To say that we’re keen on The Milk Carton Kids is a bit like saying that we’re keen on air – their’s is the very music that we live for.  So it is of course an untrammeled joy to share their new song ‘When You’re Gone‘ which manages to improve upon perfection by the simple addition of a banjo.  As Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan sing “I am sitting in the midnight alone can’t bring myself to pick up the ‘phone / so I’m picking through a banjo tune I learnt from you.”  That’s banjos for you, a solace from loneliness.  It is, in short, all one could wish for from a Milk Carton Kids’ song.

When You’re Gone‘ is the second song shared from the new album which will be out early in 2023, which is not so far away now. Have a good one dear reader.


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Mark Whitfield has been Editor of Americana UK for the last 20 years while also working in public health as his day job, which has been kind of busy recently.

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